Following the information below regarding the Joint Spatial Plan and options for taking traffic from Nailsea to the M5 J20, we understand that the further consultation document will be issued early in February, probably on the 6th. Known as the Joint Local Transport Plan, it is really the detail of the proposals in the Joint Spatial Plan (November 2018).
Cllr Nigel Ashton and appropriate North Somerset Council officers have agreed to attend a meeting for Tickenham residents on MONDAY 4th MARCH 2019 from 6.00 until 7.00 p.m. at the NSC offices, Castlewood, Clevedon. The option of diverting traffic from Hanham Way, Nailsea, to the B3130 near Washing Pound Lane and onward to the M5 will have a significant effect on Tickenham. This further meeting is an opportunity to hear more about the transport options contained in the Joint Local Transport Plan direct from Cllr Ashton and the NSC officers: you can voice your opinions and ask questions. Visitors’ parking at Castlewood is very limited, so please share transport with your neighbours.
Only a few weeks to go to the first ever Tickenham Open Gardens Day on Sunday 23rd June 2019. There are some wonderful gardens in the village and TEN of them will be open to visitors who can expect a real treat including a national collection of passiflora and other climbers. Each garden is very different and all have fantastic views. Everyone is working hard, tidying pots, sweeping paths, despatching that big fat slug who’s eyeing the hostas and that dandelion clock that’s threatening to seed everywhere! So do come along to support our village gardeners – and our two charities “Alive” and the Brown Rock Woodland Project.
Parking, tickets and refreshments (light lunches and cream teas) will be available at the village hall (where there is also a children’s play area); limited parking will also be available at most of the gardens. Entry is £3.50 which covers all the gardens, £1 for children under 16 and under 5s free. You can purchase tickets in advance from Vena Prater on 07740 085 015, at the village hall on the day, and at the first garden that you visit.
About 150 Tickenham residents attended the public meeting on 2nd January to be informed about the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (November 2018). The Plan includes a proposal for a road from Hanham Way, Nailsea, to join the B3130 near Washing Pound Lane: it would carry hundreds more vehicles through the village to the M5 J20 at Clevedon. So far as could be identified, all those present preferred a direct link road through the valley to J20 – as was proposed many, many years ago! Obviously there are concerns about the impact of that route too, but it is unbelievable to think that a route through the heart of Tickenham is acceptable – or even sensible. Such was the feeling at the meeting that an action group is likely to be formed to fight our corner! A copy of the slide presentation from the public meeting is available on the Tickenham Parish Council page of this website.
Please watch the website for more information as another Plan – the Local Joint Spatial Plan which is really the transport detail of the overall JSP document – is likely to published for consultation in February.